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by travelteam
Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Lotta Livin Trial & Jury - A Cliff May Re-muddle (Dallas
Replies: 24
Views: 3904

Great job. I wish all the flippers that come through my neighborhood would treat the homes as you have.

Hopefully the original garage door (even though cut in half) is sitting in the garage in case the new owner wants to restore.
by travelteam
Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: How do I strip paint off frosted glass?
Replies: 7
Views: 806

We had paint on the textured side of our mistlite above the closets between the jack and jill bedrooms. Not fully covered, it looked like it had been painted once and the previous owners gave a shot at stripping the paint, but gave up. I got great results by using citrustrip and a scotch brite pad. ...
by travelteam
Fri May 22, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Long Beach, CA - Cliff May For Sale/Open House
Replies: 3
Views: 844

I would like to say that I stopped by this last Sunday and this place is well worth seeing. All of the interior Birch woodwork has been meticulously re-created to the 1953 spec. A new kitchen that looks old, but with new appliances. The baths are plain and simple. It really is a case study of what ...
by travelteam
Wed May 20, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 96 inch mistlite glass–need help finding some!
Replies: 25
Views: 3831

A neighbor down here in Long Beach told me that they got theirs at Hal's Glass. http://www.halsglass.com/ The mistlite I got from Paul's glass is an exact match for what we have in our house. So, mistlite or factrolite should work for you, whatever you can find first. Sorry to hear Paul's can't get ...
by travelteam
Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: removing tile from stone
Replies: 9
Views: 1694

Hi Vanderwaal. Best of luck to you... your comments sound remarkably similar to what I was thinking two years ago when we bought and started uncovering. You should start a blog, or at least take as many pictures along the way as you can. They are really fun and frightening to look back on. The furth...
by travelteam
Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: finally on Flickr
Replies: 43
Views: 5137

by travelteam
Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Share: Biggest Bang for Buck On Your Home's Exterior
Replies: 16
Views: 1965

over the long run, planting trees adds value. As much as $10,000/tree. Of course, you need to pick the proper tree and plant it in the right place. :wink: Thanks Joe. Right now we have a bottlebrush (wrong tree) planted right against the side of the lania where a walkway should be (wrong place). I ...
by travelteam
Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Share: Biggest Bang for Buck On Your Home's Exterior
Replies: 16
Views: 1965

For us it would have to be putting glass in the street-facing gables. Upon moving in one side had plywood nailed in, the other had painted tarpaper held in place with thumb tacks. The cost was around $100 and it totally changed the exterior image of the place (at least in my mind) as well as made a ...
by travelteam
Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May Photo Contest (Prizes!)
Replies: 15
Views: 1593

Converting to a slab look for those doors makes perfect sense. What a dramatic improvement for only $100.

I'm not sure I should have won, but am certainly not too proud to turn down $25 worth of Lowe's swag. So, thank you.

Joe, I really dig the seasonal shots.
by travelteam
Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: To Uncover or Leave Covered...
Replies: 26
Views: 5396

Awesome, Stephen. Looks like we had the exact same tile . I really liked the earthy color of it too. Ours was too far gone though to restore. Yours looks a lot better. Good luck bringing it back! Do you have it in any other rooms? Maybe you can cannibalize other areas if you're not trying to bring i...
by travelteam
Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New front entry
Replies: 22
Views: 2560

On a minor matter, a batten of the same thickness as the boards, laid horizontally, exposes the same surface area upward whether the batten or the board is "in front" -- doesn't it ? SDR My point of the fence was that I was thinking that a batten laid horizontally (as opposed to verticall...
by travelteam
Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New front entry
Replies: 22
Views: 2560

Hi Stephen. In looking at this aerial shot, I think my comments on your first sketch still apply... which seem to be what most are saying here again. Extend the fence, use your lot. It looks to me like you are approaching this problem backwards... starting with the elements and materials you want to...
by travelteam
Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May
Replies: 21
Views: 4104

I think a couple of the new plans in the "ranch" category are exciting. I like 64-172 and 64-170 (near the bottom of this page) . They both seem to have a nice flow and connection to the outdoors. I didn't see those 2 in the "modern" category... maybe they should be filed there a...
by travelteam
Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: EWWW! Disastrous kitchen re-muddle featured in Sunset
Replies: 45
Views: 4575

I still think this is regrettable. The article says the owner was faced with "a decorating dilemma" upon moving in. Did this need done immediately? Was there no other design solution? It's not so much the taste of what it was or what it is now, but the finish quality. I'd no sooner spraypa...
by travelteam
Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Found a "mistlite" glass distributor if anyone is
Replies: 45
Views: 7317

Actually, there is. About half the homes in the Long Beach tract have Celotex ceilings instead of tongue and groove. These were the later phases of the tract... built in 1954. I think they marketed it as an upgrade for it's insulating properties.
by travelteam
Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Found a "mistlite" glass distributor if anyone is
Replies: 45
Views: 7317

by travelteam
Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Found a "mistlite" glass distributor if anyone is
Replies: 45
Views: 7317

Looks like just the one location:

Hopefully they ship. They were a pleasure to deal with... especially after being told several times that it is no longer available.
by travelteam
Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Found a "mistlite" glass distributor if anyone is
Replies: 45
Views: 7317

Thought I'd resurrect this old thread to maybe save someone else some time. After spending a few hours on the phone, I found a local vendor who can get Mistlite in lengths longer than 84". Paul's Glass on Anaheim in Long Beach. They got my piece (28" x 95"), tempered and 3/16" th...
by travelteam
Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Where are the Tustin Cliff Mays?
Replies: 2
Views: 315

by travelteam
Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Big rock roof
Replies: 8
Views: 853

My neighbors roof looks exactly like that. I look at it everyday as it's my view from the home office windows. It does look really nice. The only down side (he says) is it's a bit harder to walk on, and the tar paper below can potentially be damaged if you step on the wrong big rock the wrong way......
by travelteam
Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Need help with choosing the right white for interior walls
Replies: 23
Views: 2545

Thanks Izzy! Hello, travelteam. I appreciate your picture. I'm prob going to go with the swiss coffee walls and white trim. I noticed in your photo what looks like a wood door on the right side of the picture. Please tell me what that wood is? Is it a door? Is it hollow, solid? Did you get recently ...
by travelteam
Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Need help with choosing the right white for interior walls
Replies: 23
Views: 2545

We went with Dunn Edwards flat tintable white... it's just plain white. I can see how it would be overwhelming in a more typical drywalled box of a home. I think it works well in ours though. All our posts and beams are (or are going to be) Dunn Edwards Weathered Brown. Add that to all the windows w...
by travelteam
Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Need some big time info/help for our T&G roof dilema...
Replies: 4
Views: 590

Are the termites in your roofing boards, or were they just in the organic matter that was growing on your roof? If you are considering a foam roof to go over the existing, it seems to me it would be worth your while to remove the old tar and gravel to be sure your roofing boards are in sound shape. ...
by travelteam
Mon May 12, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What A Pity
Replies: 28
Views: 2802

Comparing the old version of this building with the Chrysler Building is the most grievous possible architectural sacrilege imaginable. At least my "architectural sacrilege" of a comment didn't cost $30 million and destroy a structure of architectural significance. :wink: In trying to be ...
by travelteam
Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May Long Beach Question - asbestos?
Replies: 7
Views: 1059

Glad to hear someone got it that's gonna be good to it. That one is kinda rough looking now, especially being so visible on the corner, but can definitely be made to be spectacular. Good for them! I think getting that one in shape will be particularly good for the neighborhood. I also did the tile a...
by travelteam
Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What A Pity
Replies: 28
Views: 2802

Great work! Now if they could just snazz up that outmoded chrysler building... :x

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by travelteam
Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May Brochure
Replies: 15
Views: 1608

by travelteam
Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The New Cliff May book...
Replies: 20
Views: 2398

It's wallpaper backed, adhered with wallpaper paste. Use plenty of paste if you attempt... it is real bamboo sewn to paper and has some weight. It was comedy hour trying to secure it... I got it here. They let me borrow about 20 books of samples overnight. I recall at least one cork option that we c...
by travelteam
Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The New Cliff May book...
Replies: 20
Views: 2398


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